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Tamoxifen Citrate

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2.5  Effectiveness
6.1  Side Effects
2.9  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 11 Tamoxifen Citrate side effects and 2 Tamoxifen Citrate benefits.

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Treatment Information
Tamoxifen is a nonsteroidal antiestrogen, which is administered orally and is part of a set of medications referred to as SERMs or selective estrogen receptor modulators. These have both estrogenic and anti-estrogenic effects. Tamoxifen has anti-estrogenic effects on the breasts and has estrogen-like effects on bones, working to strengthen them.

The inactive ingredients of tamoxifen citrat include carboxymethylcellulose calcium, magnesium stearate, mannitol and starch. Tamoxifen citrate is the active ingredient and it is available in 10 mg and 20 mg tablets.

Tamoxifen is used in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer in women and men and as a form of adjuvant treatment of breast cancer. It also decreases the risk of breast cancer in high risk women who are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.
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10 May 2016 just started a week ago and so far so good.
   —Posted by Joseph
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05 Jan 2013 I had a double mastectomy in November, 2011 at the age of 44 and went through chemo for five months (which pushed me in to early menopause) before starting Tamoxifen in June, 2012. Since starting Tamoxifen I have experienced severe night sweats and moderate hot flashes. Since October, 2012 I have suffered from Lichens Sclerosus, which was just diagnosed in January 2013. I have suffered severe vaginal dryness, due to lack of estrogen, since I have been on Tamoxifen.
   —Posted by Margie1967
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16 Dec 2012 since I started taking tamox I have noticed that i have more increased dreaming.Sometimes i cant tell the difference in reality and my dreams.My hot flashes have increased.
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22 Aug 2011 have had little or no discomfort while taking this medication. i do worry, however, about the long term side effects but i will not now about that for a while....
   —Posted by jmelody67
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26 Jan 2011 I have been on it for seven months and have hot flashes every night. I wake up every 2hours my joints are soar anytime I am not moving for more than one hour. I have lost most of my sex drive and orgasms have gone away. I seem to get bladder infections more easily. Have 4more years to go. Not sure if I am going to continue since some of the studies show only about taking it not. Not taking it. I'm only 49 and want a good quality of life now. Studies show that the tamoxifen shuts receptors off and they will not come back on. Not good if you want a sex life.
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